'''Rupert Hughes''' (January 31, 1872 – September 9, 1956) was an American novelist, film director, Academy Award|Oscar
-nominated screenwriter, military officer, and music composer. He was the brother of Howard R. Hughes, Sr.
and uncle of billionaire Howard Hughes|Howard R. Hughes, Jr.
His three-volume scholarly biography of George Washington
broke new ground in demythologizing Washington and was well received by historians. A staunch anti-Communist
, in the 1940s he served as president of the American Writers Association
, a group of anti-Communist writers.